This fish’s ancestors lived in the Amazon Rainforest in southern South America, but this fish was spawned and raised on a famous fish farm, and these Tetras now live in many aquariums throughout most of the world.
This fish can grow to be about 2.5″ long including the tail.
Behaviors: These guys are active and quarrel with each other but don’t do much harm.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include small fish like Guppies, Platys, Corydoras Catfish, Gouramis, etc.
Temperature: They can live pretty well from about 68 to 80 degrees F., but they’re probably most comfortable at about 75 to 78 degrees F.
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes.
Water Conditions: This fish seems to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US seems to be OK, so it’s probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.